This project is an aberration for me. I rarely do portraits, and I'm usually apolitical. But the current state of affairs in Washington has compelled me to make an artistic statement. Will it help? Unlikely, but this circus of clowns, criminals and conspirators are my inspiration. Hopefully I'll have more than one "Hero" to depict as time goes on.
Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States
Rudy Giuliani Attorney to the President
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation
Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus—former White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump
Stephen K. Bannon—former assistant to the President and White House chief strategist
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway, Counselor to the President
Steven Terner "Steve" Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
Elisabeth Dee "Betsy" DeVos, United States Secretary of Education
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr., Majority Leader of the Senate
Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III, Attorney General of the United States
Andrew Franklin "Andy" Puzder, failed Secretary of Labor nominee
James Richard "Rick" Perry, United States Secretary of Energy
James Norman "Jim" "Mad Dog" Mattis, United States Secretary of Defense
Rex Wayne Tillerson, United States Secretary of State
Elizabeth Ann Warren, senior United States Senator from Massachusetts.
A "Fine Tuned Machine"
I’ve always loved winter, snow and cold weather. So my interest in creating images of snowy fields, trees and landscapes has been a passion for over 40 years. Recently though, it occurred to me that I could create my own frozen compositions using both natural and man made objects. Over the past few years I’ve experimented with this idea, trying to find a range of objects, from the obvious to the unlikely, that could be frozen and then photographed. This collection shows my results to date.
A STUDY OF THREE DIMENSIONAL FORM USING ONLY BLACK OR WHITE PAPER OF VARYING TEXTURES.
Study number 1.
Study number 2.
Study number 3.
Study number 4.
Study number 5.
Study number 6.
Study number 7.
Study number 8.
Study number 9.
Study number 10.
Study number 11.
Study number 12.
Study number 13.
Study number 14.
This project began innocently enough, I was faced with a 250 lb. three-dimensional painting that I had done in oils on built-up particle board and plywood. And frankly, it was gathering dust and not much respect from my wife Margaret. So I carted the monster into the woods on our property and proceeded to photograph the installation over a period of 5 years.
The symbolism of the degradation is obvious—all things decay, dust to dust, etc. But somehow there was a positive message in this as well, which is why I call it “Transformation" rather than “Degradation”. There is a dignity in the gradual transition, facing the elements, nibbling animals and woods wanderers. And through it all, it held its color and shape to the very end.
A fitting model—I hope I can face my fate with an equally brave disposition.
Study no. 1 | Year 1
Study No. 24 | Year 5
This is a collection of photographs taken in Pittsburgh & New York between 1970 & 1972. I've always been fascinated by the reaction that people have while being photographed. Susan Sontag calls photographs a "thin slice of space and time"—and these capture just that.
Artifacts, collectibles, & junk have been an interest of mine for many years. I’ve built collection upon collection of the stuff. In examining what I’ve come to cherish, I realized that the objects themselves held meaning to me, almost as if each was telling a story. The images here are representative of those stories—the narrative present in each groups of objects. The meaning and significance is personal of course, but perhaps those who view these can form their own narrative about them. Hope you enjoy them.
Some of my collections of junk include: birds nests, beehives, cameras, tools, ephemera, buttons, and obsolete media devices.
Artifact 1: Gifts from Greg } View 1
Artifact 1: Gifts from Greg } View 2
Artifact 2: Mr. McCoy's Drill Bits } View 1
Artifact 2: Mr. McCoy's Drill Bits } View 2
Artifact 3: Ruth's Fan } View 1
Artifact 3: Ruth's Fan } View 2
Artifact 4: James' Lunch Box } View 1
Artifact 4: James' Lunch Box } View 2
Artifact 5: Ronnie's Book Press } View 1
Artifact 5: Ronnie's Book Press } View 2
Artifact 6: Mil's Philco } View 1
Artifact 6: Mil's Philco } View 2
Artifact 7: Roger's Top Hat } View 1
Artifact 7: Roger's Top Hat } View 2
One of the true joys of living in the country is being surrounded by ever-changing plantlife. Not just the noble dogwoods and apple blossoms, but also those humble unknown plants that most people consider “weeds”. I’ve tried to honor both in this collection and hope someday to be able to identify even the most obscure, but for now you’ll have to endure just the images without identifying captions. All of these photos were taken on our property in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania.
There is something about Hardware that gives me great pleasure. Permanence maybe. Stability. Not sure what. But here are images of Hardware—created in studio from objects I own.
Other Works on Paper
This is a somewhat random collection of drawings, collages and other mixed media works on paper.
This is a sampling of small sketches and watercolor paintings done on location while traveling.
View from the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California